(The following required and recommended readings are hyperlinked off the different module pages website)
Required Supplemental Readings:
∑ Your Source for Law Enforcement IT Guidance, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, May 20
∑ Introduction to Wireless Data, Broadbeam White Paper, 2003
∑ When They Canít Talk, Lives Are Lost, National Institute for Justice
∑ 800 MHz Public Safety Interference: The Consensus Plan, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, October 2003.
∑ Your Source for Law Enforcement IT Guidance, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, May 2003
∑ Radio Spectrum, Executive Technology Brief, National Institute for Justice
∑ Intranets: A New Tool for Corrections Managers, Ned Benton, Corrections Managers' Report, October/November 1996
∑ Introduction to Wireless Data, Broadbeam Corporation, Trenton, New Jersey, 2000
∑ Improving Public Safety through Justice Information Sharing, National Governor's Association,
A Center for Best Practices, February 2004
∑ Public Safety and the Interoperability Challenge Public Safety and the Interoperability, Smith, Brenna and
Tom Tolman, AGILE, April 2000
∑ Crime Analysis in America: Findings and Recommendations, Timothy C. O'Shea, Ph.D.
∑ DNA Testing: Foolproof? CBS News 60 Minutes
∑ A Beginner's Primer on the Investigation of Forensic Evidence, Kruglick, Kim
∑ Can Wiretaps Remain Cost Effective? Hanson, Robin
∑ History Repeated: The Dangers of Domestic Spying by Federal Law Enforcement, ACLU, 2007
Expanded Descriptions of Assignments
Individual Website Presentations
Each learner will be assigned to conduct a review of two specific websites. They will then provide a ten minute presentation on the websites, as well as a one-page briefing paper. The learner shall provide a copy of the briefing paper to each member of the class. The list of websites can be found at: Website Review Project
Exams one and two will consist of 50 multiple choice, true-false or short answer questions. All of the material in the exams will come from the primary text and will be cumulative.
The final three chapters of the primary text book will be used as broad outline for the group project. The group project has two components. First, each group will produce an eight to ten page analysis of the assigned topic. Second, the group will lead a panel discussion on their topic. The three board areas of inquiry mirror the final three chapters of the primary text and are: Personnel and Training; Implementing and Managing Technology; and, Emerging and Future Technologies. At a minimum, the group paper should be 8-10 pages in length
In addition to being in APA format, the group paper should address the following under these specific headings:
Impact of Technology;
Outcomes and Consequences (intended and un-intended); and,
group as a panel will then present the their research and findings to
the class. Groups should be prepared to lead a 30 minute discussion.
Learners are required to prepare two (2) typed, 3-5 page, papers that are a discussion and analysis of a course related issue. At a minimum, it is expected that the learners will produce an academically sound and properly formatted work (APA format is strongly encouraged); with a minimum of three sources, not including the text book. The instructor will provide more information concerning the papers during class. The papers will be graded on content as well as exposition.
Practical Exercise Roundtable Discussion
Depending on the size of the class, each learner will be assigned between one and three short, practical exercises. These exercises are to be completed outside of classroom time. As an example, the learner could: experiment with intrusion detection; experiment with state place coordinates; or, determine an IP address. The exact practical exercise will be assigned during class. The learner is to prepare a one paragraph description of the experience and then participate in a roundtable discussion with all class learners. At a minimum, the roundtable discussion will explore: the value of practical exercises; the potential for use in criminal justice; the potential for abuse in criminal justice; and, the limitations of the technology.
Within the university setting, learners are expected to attend class on a regular basis, complete all readings and assignments before the stated dates and participate in topic discussions to enhance their overall learning experience. As participation is directly related to attendance, and because of the abbreviated nature of the eight week session, learners missing any class will not receive credit for participation. Attendance will be recorded by a class roster that will be passed among the learners during each class. It is the learnerís responsibility to sign the roster.
Participation is ten percent of the learnerís final grade. In addition to attendance, participation will also be measured by the use of an online threaded discussion. Specific instructions regarding the online forum will be presented during the course orientation and are available in Module One on this website.
Exam Two 20%
Group Project 20%
Issue Paper One 10%
Issue Paper Two 10%
Practical Exercise 10%
Website Presentation 10%
Course Total 100%
Final Deadline for all work
All course work is due at the start of class in the week indicated on schedule. Absent prior permission, late assignments will be assessed a penalty of one letter grade per week. For information concerning the completion of course work beyond the last day of class refer to the UI&U Catalog.
Learners should be aware that there are severe consequences for violations of academic ethical conduct. Primarily, we are concerned with cheating and plagiarism. Learners who are determined to have cheated or committed plagiarism will face disciplinary action as identified within UI&U regulations. For additional clarification of cheating and/or plagiarism, refer to the UI&U Catalog for policies regarding Academic Integrity.
American with Disabilities Act Compliance
Please refer to the Catalog for policies regarding American Disabilitiesí Act or http://www.tui.edu/ASN/serv_learner_disab/default.asp for further assistance regarding UI&U compliance with ADA.
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